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As an English major, you’ll study literary methods and philosophies from around the globe. And you’ll create literary pieces too. Coursework is designed to guide you through the creative process for your preferred genre, from poetry to screenwriting. Communication skills are a key factor in career advancement, whether you work in a creative field or not. 

As an English major, you will graduate with a broad knowledge of business by completing courses that are part of the Business Administration minor. You will also have the option of complementing your English major with a Business Administration major, or any other approved Bentley major, by using some of your free electives to take additional courses.

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Explore our English degree

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Wonder Women (EMS 362)

Heroic women characters often have a profound and lasting impact on the cultural imagination. But when is "girl power" really challenging staid notions about gender roles, and when does it simply serve as a fantasy reinscription of old premises about women as servants, caregivers or sex objects? This course applies these critical concerns to a number of heroic, superheroic and antiheroic women characters in television and cinema.

Annual book party celebrates faculty authors

Each year, Bentley gathers to celebrate the work of its faculty authors, and 2019 was no exception. This year’s collection of publications included works in Management, Economics, Computer Information Systems, Global Studies, Sociology, Philosophy, English and Media Studies, and more.

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stephanie hall

Getting on the path to career success

As a high schooler, Stephanie Hall ’17 wasn’t sure what she wanted to study in college. One day it’d be education, another day accounting. When her mother told her she was good at arguing, she considered law. As far as college, she knew she wanted a place that had an educational plan that offered both structure and flexibility. So when she visited Bentley and learned how its Liberal Studies Major (LSM) gave students the chance to add arts and sciences to a business degree, she was hooked.

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